According to a recent study conducted on mice by researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine in California the aging of skin can be reversed by blocking a gene. This breakthrough research, led by Dr. Howard Chang of the Stanford University School of Medicine in California, will be has been published in the journal Genes and Development.

Highlights of the study
a. Researchers discovered that a single protein, NF-eB, is responsible for tissue aging with the aid of a complex computer analysis.
b. A genetically-modified mouse in which this gene would become redundant when the animal was very old was used for the study.
c. It was possible to turn off the gene in some parts of the animal and not the rest.
d. This mouse was also designed to respond to a cream that contained a specific chemical that stops the aging of cells.
e. One half of the mouse was put in the cream.
f. This half of the mouse remained young while the rest of it was old.
g. It was seen that after 2 weeks both the gene expression profile and the tissue characteristics of the treated skin had reverted to that of a young mouse.